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Afternoon Report: June 15

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HEADLINES

Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck are set to start against Sweden tonight as Roy Hodgsons's side look for a potentially crucial win

Hodgson will be hoping Carroll can exploit Sweden's aerial weakness, with Erik Hamren's side conceding six of their last seven goals from headers.

Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker are set to continue in midfield despite fitness concerns, while James Milner and Ashley Young will also start.

France meanwhile face co-hosts Ukraine, with Yann M'Vila set to return to the starting line up.

TRANSFER NEWS

Stoke City have emerged as the favourite to sign former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen. (The Daily Telegraph)

Joe Cole is set to return to Liverpool after new manager Brendan Rodgers said he will give him an "opportunity to…show his qualities. (Sky Sports)

And finally, Didier Drogba looks set to at last move to the Far East with Shanghai Shenhua in final negotiations to sign the Ivorian. (Daily Mail)
 



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